You’re piloting an F-35 and zeroing in on a critical target. The airspace is congested and chaotic, with manned and unmanned aircraft flying at all levels. You’re also operating above Army maneuver forces, so you need to be positive that the target is confirmed and not one of your own. Compounding the challenge is the potential of adversaries to conduct electromagnetic warfare and cyber attacks to disrupt your own and others’ sensors, comms links, and systems.
Yet despite the potentially overwhelming complexity, you’re confident you’ll succeed in this high-pressure mission. That’s because it’s being orchestrated by the power of a modern, integrated command and control (C2) system. It securely connects sensors, decision makers, and shooters across the battlespace, regardless of the data’s characteristics or origin. It builds a common operating picture of the airspace and distributes it to those who need it. It employs artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to integrate fires, deconflict the airspace, and improve and accelerate decision making. And it communicates through multiple independent paths and cloud-native networks to evade electromagnetic attacks.